Friday, September 21, 2012

Borderlands 2, as seen by the "lurker"

My husband was very excited this week, because Borderlands 2 came out. My son has not received any new video games recently and is unlikely to own the ones on his wish list until Christmas (long story, one he wouldn't want me to share online) so he's spent quite a bit of time watching his dad play. I thought I'd interview the boy because 1) it'd be neat to hear his perspective, 2) it's good practice for him to organize his thoughts, and 3) it'll give his father a break from having a constant audience while he plays.

Me: What is Borderlands 2 all about?

P: Borderlands 2 is about new characters replacing the old vault hunters from the original Borderlands. The goal of the game is, I think it's, to collect all the vaults. Of course, the interest of Borderlands is there's a lot of enemies and a lot of guns. Who's a man without a lot of guns?

Me: What's the best part of this game? What's the worst?

I don't really have a best or worst part of the game so far, but there's a lot of things in this game that you couldn't even count. Enemies, guns, bosses, name 'em all folks!

Me: How is this different from the original?

This is different because there is new characters and new guns. There's classes. There's the gunzerker, who can use two guns at once. [clarifies with father] There's the commando, who can create a turrett. [consults with father] There's a siren who can do something.

Me: Why do you like to watch Dad play the game?

Well, there's a lot of things - the graphics, what's going all, the action, all the bam-bams (from guns) and rarrrrs from the enemies.

Me: Would you ever play this game? Why or why not?

I would like to play this game with my friend C at school because he seems to really like to use fake guns, so I think this would be a fun game for me and him. This might be a little difficult to me as I watch Dad play, so it might be a medium game, medium tough.

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